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Government

  • INAUGURATION 2011: Beshear promises better tomorrow for Kentucky kids

     FRANKFORT - Ignoring overcast skies and chilly temperatures, Gov. Steve Beshear shared his vision for tomorrow with Kentuckians during his inaugural speech Dec. 13 on the Capitol’s steps.

    Beshear became only the second Kentucky governor in modern times to serve consecutive terms. Paul Patton was the first.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear's Inaugural address

     Thank you, Jane, for your love and support, and for being such a great First Lady.  Thank you to our sons, Jeff and Andy, and their families, for making us so proud.

     

    And thank you to Jerry, Madeline and Sidney Abramson, for agreeing to join us in leading this state over the next four years.

     

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  • City Police receive surveillance cameras

    Hodgenville City Police will soon be outfitted with surveillance cameras in squad cars.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Elizabethtown City Police had donated 10 of the cameras and wiring to HCP.
    “E’town went digital and had no use for (the equipment),” he said, adding that the equipment was relatively new.
    Johnson said the cameras will “reduce liability to the city on traffic stops.”
    “I appreciate Deputy Chief Troy Dye (ECP) making such a generous donation,” he said.

  • City's water, sewer rates to increase

    Hodgenville City Council held second reading of an ordinance Monday that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.
    The first reading was held Nov. 23 at a special meeting.
    Sewer rates will increase by 10 percent and the minimum water rate will increase by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 will go into effect with publication of the ordinance.
    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.
    Mayor Terry Cruse said the rates have not been increased since 2004.

  • Proposed robo-caller bill could protect consumers

  • PHOTO: State Rep. Michael Meredith

    Rep. Michael Meredith, left, R-Brownsville (19th District) speaks with a Senate colleague before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting in Frankfort.

  • City workers put up Christmas tree

    Tim Robertson, on the forklift, helps guide the top of the Hodgenville City Christmas Tree with Justin Hart. Mayor Terry Cruse “lit up Hodgenville” Saturday on Lincoln Square.

  • Governor orders transparency in child fatality cases

    Gov. Steve Beshear took steps Tuesday to open records of child fatality cases after lawsuits, legislators and Attorney General opinions called on the state to do so.

    The governor outlined a four-step plan during a 15-minute press conference in the Capitol.

  • City Council proposes raising water and sewer rates

    Hodgenville City Council is considering a measure that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.

    At Monday’s public hearing, the Council held first reading of an ordinance that will raise sewer rates by 10 percent and minimum water rate by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 are being considered.

    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.

  • Phyllis Causey retires as Guthrie aide

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will retire at the end of January.

    “While traveling as a candidate for Congress, I met so many individuals whose first question to me was, ‘Are you going to keep Phyllis if you are elected,’” Guthrie said. “Their question was a testament to Phyllis’ compassion, hard work and dedication to the individuals in the counties she served. She was, and still is, irreplaceable.